Weekend in Cotherstone and Barnard Castle

For the weekend, I met with some friends and travelled to Cotherstone. We started off at Cross Lanes Organic farm, Barnard Castle, which runs a farm shop with local and organic produce and a cafe using local ingredients. The menu has a wide range of items, including a pizza menu where the pizza are cooked in a wood fired oven. We shared an Italian Pizza, Breakfast Pizza and a Chicken Tarragon Pizza.


I didn’t believe this at first when a friend told me, but there are sheep on the roof! One side of the roof is covered with grass for the sheep. I have never seen anything like it before…



Later on, we drove to High Force, the largest waterfall in England. They normally close the area at 5pm but we made it in time! It is very beautiful and calming.



We finished off the evening with dinner at the Fox and Hounds pub in Cotherstone, which was just opposite the cottage we were staying at. We arrived at 8pm only to be told that due to two large parties being booked there, it would be at least an hour’s wait for food. The lady said we could try again at 9pm so we went back to our cottage. What was nice of her was that she personally came to our cottage to tell us when was best to return for food.

So…to end the day I had one of the specials – pork tenderloin in a creamy leek sauce and mushrooms with a side dish of vegetables…


This left me feeling so full I had no room for dessert!

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